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Tuesday 2 September 2014 2:39 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene is looking for players to stand up and be counted in the final pre-season match on Saturday.

Maids entertain Ruislip at Braywick in a double header with their 2nd XVs kicking off at 1pm followed by the clash of the 1st XVs at 3pm.

The match is the last chance for players to make themselves


10:00 Thu 21 Aug 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene said he was encouraged by the work rate and endeavour his squad showed in their 24-22 win over Chobham on Saturday. The match, played over four quarters of 20
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08:30 Sat 05 Jul 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene MAIDENHEAD RFC Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene has stressed the importance of getting off to a good start when his side kick the season off with two Berkshire derbies in September. Greene said the
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10:00 Fri 16 May 2014
Tony Brooks Maidenhead RFC director of rugby Tony Brooks has complimented the club's 1st XV on a 'satisfactory' season, but suggested that the aspirations for the next campaign will be more demanding. Writing on the club's website,
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14:00 Thu 07 Aug 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene The kick-off to Maidenhead RFC's pre-season campaign has potentially been shoved into touch as they struggle to compile a team for the Berkshire Cup Festival on Saturday. The Braywick club are scheduled to line up
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11:30 Mon 23 Jun 2014
Maidenhead RFC Mohawks Maidenhead RFC Mohawks won the first round of the Berkshire summer mixed touch series at Berkshire County Sports Club. Each team met in a series of round robin games with the Mohawks comfortably beating Thatcham
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17:39 Wed 07 May 2014
Action from Maidenhead 7s on Sunday. The inaugural Maidenhead 7s tournament took off with a bang on Sunday with more than 20 teams enjoying the unique experience that the 3G pitch at Braywick offers. The tournament included elite and social level
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15:56 Mon 18 Aug 2014
James Haskell James Haskell said it is an 'honour' and 'prvilege' to be appointed as Wasps' captain for this season. The 29-year-old back row, who has also extended his contract with the Adams Park side, put his
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10:00 Sun 31 Aug 2014
Tom Guest Harlequins RFC was part of Tom Guest's life for 12 years, but now he is an Exile, writes Graeme Copas. The Taplow-born, former Maidenhead RFC colt signed a two-year deal with London Irish at the
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20:00 Wed 04 Jun 2014
Marlow u11s After sharing the Twickenham turf with British Lions Owen Farrell and George North; Marlow head coach Gordon Ferguson admits his U11 side will be forever reliving their Aviva Premiership Final debut. As Saracens and Northampton
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com